Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 02:41 PM PST

Study Predicts "Megadroughts" in US West

Study Predicts "Megadroughts" in US West

As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse "megadroughts" are coming -- and they're bound to last for decades.

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 06:43 AM PST

Storms Bring Some Drought Relief, Fail to Pack Sierra Snow

Storms Bring Some Drought Relief, Fail to Pack Sierra Snow

The first significant rainfall since mid-December brought improved drought conditions to parts of California, but the February storms did not bring much-needed snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range where...

Monday, Feb 9, 2015 at 07:33 PM PST

Weekend Rain "Not the End of the Drought"

Weekend Rain "Not the End of the Drought"

We needed it. We got it. But did the storm that moved through the region over the weekend really do much to change the South Bay’s bleak water picture?

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 09:51 AM PDT

California Drought 2014

California Drought 2014

In this special report, we will attempt to explain California’s drought of 2014 in an historical context, explain how we got here, talk about the drought’s impact on your home, and we’ll discuss the relative...

Monday, Feb 9, 2015 at 02:53 PM PST

CA Proposes Changes in Protecting Underground Water

CA Proposes Changes in Protecting Underground Water

California is proposing broad changes in the way it protects underground water sources from oil and gas operations, after finding 2,500 instances in which the state authorized oil and gas operations in protected...

Friday, Feb 6, 2015 at 01:31 PM PST

Feds Offer $50 Million to Help Drought-Stricken West

Feds Offer $50 Million to Help Drought-Stricken West

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters its fourth dry year with no relief in sight during what is historically the state's rainy season.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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